Principles of Phonetics
By (author) John Laver
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Principles of Phonetics by John Laver
Book DescriptionUnderlying the apparent diversity shown by thousands of mutually incomprehensible languages of the world, there is a remarkable, elegant and principled unity in the way that these languages exploit the phonetic resources of speech. It is these principles that Professor Laver sets out to describe in this major new textbook. Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, it is designed for readers who wish to pursue the study of phonetics from an initial to an advanced stage, equipping them with the necessary foundations for independent research. The book moves from a discussion of general concepts to a total of eleven chapters on phonetic classification, and it includes discussion of other issues such as the relationship between phonetics and phonology. There are illustrations from over 500 of the world's languages. Principles of Phonetics will be required reading for all serious students of speech and language.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521456555
(228mm x 152mm x 41mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-May-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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